Press releases

Tuesday 27 July 2010

Amnesty International is urging the Greek authorities to immediately review their policy of locking up irregular migrants and asylum-seekers, including many unaccompanied children

Tuesday 27 July 2010

Amnesty International is calling on the de facto authorities in South Ossetia to conduct a full, prompt and impartial investigation into an attack on a prominent journalist and civil society activist

Monday 26 July 2010

Amnesty International is urging a special court to redouble its efforts to prosecute Khmer Rouge-era criminals, following the landmark conviction today of a notorious prison camp commander of crimes against humanity and war crimes.

Monday 26 July 2010

Amnesty International is calling on NATO to provide a clear, unified system of accounting for civilian casualties in Afghanistan, as leaked war logs paint a picture of an incoherent process of dealing with civilian casualties.

Monday 26 July 2010

The Egyptian authorities must ensure witnesses called in the trial of two police officers accused over the beating to death of a man outside an Alexandria internet café are protected against possible reprisals, Amnesty International said today.

Friday 23 July 2010

Amnesty International today welcomed the guilty verdict by a Dutch court against the multinational company, Trafigura, for delivering hazardous waste to Amsterdam while concealing the true nature of the waste, and for exporting the waste to Cote D’Ivoire.

Friday 23 July 2010

Amnesty International has condemned a 15 year prison sentence reportedly imposed on a Uighur journalist who warned Chinese authorities over potential ethnic violence in Xinjiang province on the eve of the July 2009 riots.

Thursday 22 July 2010

Amnesty International is urging the UK parliament to reject a government proposal that would hamper arrest warrants being issued for suspected war criminals and torturers visiting the country, warning that it could lead to the UK being seen as a safe haven for international criminals.

Thursday 22 July 2010

Amnesty International is calling on French President Nicolas Sarkozy to work to combat discrimination against Roma and Travellers (Gens du Voyage) in France ahead of a meeting to discuss “problems” relating to their “behaviour”.

 

Wednesday 21 July 2010

Amnesty International has called on the Chadian authorities to arrest wanted Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and surrender him to the International Criminal Court, after it was reported that he arrived in Chad on Wednesday to attend a meeting of regional leaders.

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Brazil: Police ‘still have blood on their hands’ 20 years on from massacre

24 July 2013

Every year police in Brazil are responsible for around 2,000 deaths, Amnesty International said today as it marked the 20th anniversary of the infamous Candelária massacre in Rio de Janeiro.